U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Copley's Winter Sale 2017 was a great success. The auction rang in over $1.38 million. Sold lots achieved 91% of their high estimate, and once again the sale was 90% sold by lot. All five cover lots saw very competitive bidding with two landing within estimate and three climbing over their estimates. To view auction results, click here.
A small number of items are available for post-auction sale until March 8. If you would like to view these items, click here.
To purchase an item, please contact us by phone at 617.536.0030 or by email at [email protected]
Winter Sale Highlights
The top decoy lot was the Herrick-Ward Yellowlegs, which sold for $90,000. The McCleery Golden Plover by Charles Sumner Bunn or Bill Bowman brought $69,000, and the Swan by Charles Birch sold for $60,000. The top painting lot was Edmund Osthaus's oil Pointer and Quail, which sold for $63,000, followed by Osthaus's On Point, which brought $44,400.
The sale featured items from the collections of Richard and Lynn Gove, the Estate of Joyce and Larry Huffman, Ernest and Carolyn Kramer, Blair Ledingham, Grant Nelson, Shane Newell, John T. Ordeman, William H. Purnell Jr., and William B. Webster III.
Copley is now accepting consignments for the upcoming Sporting Sale 2017. For free, confidential auction estimates, email [email protected] or call 617.536.0030.
About Copley Fine Arts
Copley Fine Art Auctions is the world’s leading American sporting art auction company. Located in Boston, Copley specializes in antique decoys and 19th- and 20th-century American, sporting, and wildlife paintings. Copley’s bi-annual sales are the premier events for collectors of sporting art, decoys, fishing collectibles, and other related folk art. Quality objects start at $100 and range to over a million dollars. Visit : http://www.copleyart.com/